In this artist talk, artist Laura McPhee talked with us on Zoom about her large-scale photographic landscapes and how her art practice engages with the consequences of humanity’s efforts to control, manage, and exploit nature. Her work is was featured in the exhibition The Art of Trees on view in the Gallery January 22–April 11, 2021, and is part of the Gund Gallery Collection.
This lecture was recorded on April 8, 2021.
About the artist:
Laura McPhee (American b. 1958) earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and continued on to receive an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is based in Boston and is a Professor of Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has work represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the J. Paul Getty Center Museum; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.